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  • The Government has allocated $20 million to continue the construction of three diagnostic and care centres to cater to students with special education needs in rural Jamaica.
  • Details of the allotment are outlined in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
  • The project will be financed through the Consolidated Fund and is being implemented by the National Education Trust.

The Government has allocated $20 million to continue the construction of three diagnostic and care centres to cater to students with special education needs in rural Jamaica.

Details of the allotment are outlined in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

The project will be financed through the Consolidated Fund and is being implemented by the National Education Trust.

Diagnostic centres will be located at the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in St. James; Church Teachers’ College in Manchester; and the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Portland.

The centres will alleviate the need for parents to take their children to Kingston for assessment at the Mico Child Assessment and Research in Education Centre (CARE), which is currently the only such facility in the island.